Basketball

The Bulldogs hosted Lutheran High Northeast last night for the last home marathon event of the season.

The boys stuck with LHNE in the first quarter, only trailing by one point. Creighton’s turnovers in the second quarter gave the Eagles a 38-23 lead at halftime.

The hometown boys came out of the locker room and went on a 14 point scoring spree, not allowing LHNE a single basket.

“The rest of the game went back and forth with LHNE pulling away at the end, with the final score of 52-64,” said Activities Director Randy Kliment.

Clay Curtis had the hot hands of the night, scoring 18 points. Conner Hammer also scored in the double digits with 14. Carson Lilly made eight points, Brayden Zimmerer, six, Alex Homan, three, Sam Van Metre, two and Brian Johnson, one.

Junior varsity boys fell in their game against the Eagles. Cade Hammer scored 11 of the 28 Bulldog points. Braxton Brockhaus contributed eight, Brody Eggers, four, Brennan Pint, three, and Dylan Kuhlman two.

The Creighton girls fell behind in the first quarter as LHNE racked up 17 points to Creighton’s four points.

By halftime LHNE still had a strong hold on the lead, 26-12.

The tide changed in the fourth quarter. They came within four points, but the Eagles ended the game with a 45-38 victory.

Charlize Wilmes and Maycee Zimmerer each netted nine points.

Ashtyn Fritz made eight points and grabbed nine rebounds. Zimmerer recovered nine rebounds also. Bryna Fanta put up seven points, three of which came from beyond the arc.

The junior varsity girls won their game last night, 24-11. Fanta and Zimmerer each made seven points for the Bulldogs. Grace Van Metre scored four, Averi Diedrichsen, three, Christen Curtis, two, and Caitlin Shefl, one.

“The pep band deserves a huge amount of praise. They have improved so much and add so much to the atmosphere of the games,” said Kliment.

“They stayed long after the games were over and played as the crowd exited the gym. You don’t see that too often in high school, more like a college pep band.”